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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
me show you a little bit of president obama's speech. it was from the center for american progress. [video clip] >> for one thing, these trends are bad for our economy. one study finds that growth is more fragile and recession is more frequent in countries with greater inequality. .hat makes sense when families have less to spend, businesses have fewer customers. households rack up greater mortgage and credit card debt. topentrated wealth at the will not result in broadly based consumer spending that drives our economy and with less regulation, it may contribute to risky speculative bubbles. rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for families and social cohesion. not just because we tend to trust our institutions us, but studies show we actually tend to test -- trust each other less. host: that was the president yesterday talking about income inequality. toare turning to all of you get your stories. are you able to move up the economic ladder? we have the lines divided by age. start calling us now. you can put your comments on facebook or tweet us as well. a response from
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
now, and they witnessed the utter disaster of a rollout of obama care. hishe gentle man knows, constituents as well as mine are faced with higher premiums. he has said to the american people they can keep their health care laws if they would like -- health care plans if they would like to. they have to figure out what kinds of plants are actually there for them. the administration claims the website is working just fine. we know the backend of that website is not working just fine. i am glad people are able to get on and see what is there. we don't really know how successful the sign-ups and enrollments are being. areo know most individuals facing higher premiums. those that have had to give up the plan are facing higher premiums and plants they don't necessarily choose, that they are forced to have because of the operation of this law. we need to focus on this issue. we voted on the alternative back in 2009. there was a planned the congressional budget office said ford reduce premium patients out there. we have not resolved this issue of health care. there is a better way. we
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
-american deal, this is a kerry-obama deal. and that the rest of congress is not behind them. the u.s. senate want to impose sanctions. this will be hard for them to say we are going to trust iran and hope they do the right thing for the first time in 40 years. host: william is up first in ohio, democratic caller. theer: congressman, evidence that world trade center building 7 was wrought down with explosives is real and proven. how much more trust does congress have to lose before it faces reality and acknowledges the need for a new investigation into building 7's destruction? guest: i don't think you need investigation. the way that those towers were brought down was by radical islamic terrorists. her investigation has show that. host: did you read the 9/11 investigation? guest: i did not. host: you think it was adequate. lake placid, florida. caller: good morning. ira member in the past, -- i whenber in the past president clinton was dealing with china. they had a problem with missiles and their guidance systems. clinton. deals with it appeared that clinton gave them a guidance sys
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
president's health care plan, millions of americans and their families have received insurance cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage maybe obama cares next victim? and if so, what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, costs, forgone benefit offerings and provider networks? >> thank you, mr. chairman. indeed, i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. as i said in my opening statement. the work we've done on the implications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania would suggest that in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefit, beneficiary of about $2200, that this is about a 19% reduction in those benefits. and that we would see a decline in -- about 113,000 pennsylvanians. those numbers for 2014 are of concern, but i am more troubled by the trajectory over the succeeding five years of the full cuts under the affordable care act as to whether medicare advantage will remain a viable option within the medicare program and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i just want to echo the statements t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
that .70% of americans say the u.s. was less respected around the world than it has been in the past. when barack obama came into office, we know that around the world u.s. relations improved. about 56% say this was the case in 2009 and in 2012. today it is back to 70%. likely --s are more in the credits have not changed it is not just partisanship driving. but there was a partisanship story there. host: what do we gather from all of that the echo -- from all of it? though americans have seen that the u.s. has lost power in the world, that does not mean we cannot do more. one of the focuses is on problems at home. be ok with letting other countries help solve world problems and to not have it all be on the shoulders of the united states. she is a senior researcher at the pew research center, joining us live on the sunday morning. the poll is available online at pew research.org. thank you very much for being with us. are you more positive or more skeptical about our role in the world? is it in fact declining? do you agree or disagree with the findings? give us a phone call. we welcom
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
continue to listen to our constituents and the american people and focus on protecting them from a fundamentally flawed law. good morning. last week, as middle-class families prepared for thanksgiving, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral one-year delay of obamacare, just like in the right before independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problem's on the back end of the website that delivers information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. to administration has tried hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless, prior to the website launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans would now lose access to the doctors, pediatricians, and
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
under president obama our country has fallen to what i will call a new normal, high employment, stagnant wages. on president is more focused increasing reliance on government programs than pro- growth policies that will create more american jobs and benefit american wages. republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class families. that is why we passed nearly 150 bills in this congress, and many of them will help our economy. they are sitting in the senate. sitting in thel senate. senate democrats and the president continue to stand in the way of america's rarities. the president pot health care law -- the president's health aw continues to wreak havoc. people are losing the dock there's -- the doctors that they have continually relied on. to make matters worse, taxpayers could be on the hook for millions of dollars of fraud. this week the white house announced it will not even whetherto verify individuals are eligible for subsidies. instead, the white house will give taxpayer dollars to the insurance companies and hand out these subsidies under a so-
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
has gotten 80% of -- 40% of americans think he is a communist from kenya. and obama is a moderate republican. he is lower taxes for the very rich when they were supposed to be temporary. but because of clinton's surplus they have extended that. he got caught in an economic bind and he helped out the bankers. what he is doing with the insurance company are trying to do is trying to use free enterprise to regulate and turn the insurance companies who, by andway, are scam artists, turned them into a regulated utility and set some rules for the game and all the subsidies are going to the insurance companies. obviously, he's got to keep them from profiteering by putting a limit out so if they have a higher overhead than 20% they have to repay the money. well, we are trying to get people health insurance. and got thes in it pharmacy going and they put in the rule that the government can't negotiate pharmacy prices -- i go to the v.a. and i get my prescriptions which are modest. i have a reflux problem. i get my drugs at the v.a. at extremely reasonable prices. my girlfriend is in medica
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 7:25pm EST
better school. barack obama and michelle obama they chose the best school for their kids. why shounlt all americans have equal opportunity to choose the best school for their kids? that's a great republican idea that you can take into the inner city. at you can take into the chamber of hispanics. you know, who should republicans favor? everybody. right. exactly. all right. thank you so guys so much. we sure appreciate it. and we thank you all for being here today. [applause] >> that was great. thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> later in the day former u.s. trade representatives will discuss the free trade agreement between the united states and the european union, the trance atlantic trade & investment partnership. you can watch the debate live at 6:00 p.m. eastern. lso on c-span 3. >> c-span, we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, a offering complete, all as private service or pry videotape industry where c pan was funded by your local or sat lied provider and now you can watch
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 10:25pm EST
barack obama choose the best for their kids. why shouldn't all americans have the equal opportunity to choose the best school for their kids. republican idea that you can take to the inner city, that you can take into the hispanics, that you can take to lower and middle voters. who's the favor? everybody. so much.you guys, we appreciate it, thank you all for being here today. >> tomorrow connecticut governor will speak in washington, d.c. about some of the issues his state is focused on, in particular, education. be speaking at the american enterprise institute p.m. eastern on c-span 2. 1974, vice t 9, president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. mrs. forde dress that was wearing at the swearing in ceremony in the east room of the house. she was less than excited about becoming first lady. but president ford encouraged her, saying we can do this. he resolved if i'm going to have do this, i'm going to have fun doing it. for her started immediately. within ten days, she had a state king husseinertain of jordan. it was something she had to prepare for as her role as f
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
little corny but that is what the american dream is all about. president obama told the country in his state of the union is -- this year that it is our generation's task to unite the -- to create a rising thriving middle class. i could not agree more. the country has been through a lot and i'm grateful that we have a president who in every decision he has faced on the foughtbattles, long battles, and even that she has focused on expanding opportunity for all americans and i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids i need that fair shot to ensure that they reach their potential. he knows we're all better off when they do. and for that i am very grateful as well. great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10 years, the center f
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
some reports that can give people more confidence. with does president obama chris matthews at the american university. of wwe are at facebook.com/cspan. let's read some comments -- you can join the conversation by calling in this morning. the numbers are -- another big story making the news this morning in "the washington post," -- lori montgomery reports -- joining us to talk about some of these issues on capitol hill is the news editor at "the hill" newspaper. thank you for joining us this morning. guest: thank you for having me. "the washington post" stated, we are expecting a budget deal to come out this week. what is it going to look like? guest: it is not going to be the grand bargain that has dominated the discussion over the past five years. hikes.looking at tax they are also not looking at significant cuts to medicare, security,or social which are areas republicans say needs to be done. instead we are looking at pretty small things and haggling over whether to have federal employees attribute more to their retirement -- employees contribute more to their retirement plans.
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
know this is not an american deal with them. this is a kerry-obama deal with them and that the rest of congress is not behind them. i think the senators, too, that the u.s. senate, they still want to impose sanctions as well. this is going to be very hard for them to say, ok, we're just going to trust iran and hope they do the right thing for the first time in 40 years and we'll see what happens. host: william is up first in athens, ohio, democratic caller. hi, william. caller: hi. congress, the evidence that the world trade center building seven was brought down with explosives on 9/11 is real and proven. more and more people are waking up to it every day. how much more trust does congress have to lose before it faces reality and acknowledges the need for a new investigation into building seven's destruction? guest: i don't think it needs any more investigation. i think the way that those towers were brought down by islamic radical terrorists and i think every investigation has shown that so far. host: did you read the 9/11 investigation by the committee? guest: no. host: you think
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
,sidential i actually preferred barack obama to his opponent in part promised to curb such abuses by the executive. i praised him for doing more libertarians to celebrate the gains in equality and freedom our nation has for them income african- americans, gays and lesbians. article two section three of the constitution to which every president swears an oath presidenthat the shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. this duty is essential to our system of government and public order. public order requires governments to remain faithful to the law as much as it requires the citizenry to do so. if the actions of government officials leave citizens to notlude that those are meaningfully bound by the law, then they will conclude that neither are they. he signed the patient protection and affordable care act into law, president obama has failed to execute that law faithfully. the president has unilaterally taken taxpayer dollars and diverted them from their purposes toward purposes for which no congress has ever appropriated funds. he has repeatedly rewritten the statute to di
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
, six colors ago. how can president obama be a racist when he is trying to provide health care to every american regardless of what ethnicity they are. back to the economy, you said you are optimistic. specifically, why? caller: it is getting better. buts not 100% better it is getting better. the former president, bush, made this economy terrible. now that things are getting better, it is just taking time. the republicans just keep blocking everything obama puts out there. if the republicans learn how to work with the president, maybe things can move much faster. was: do you think it because of government intervention that the economy is getting better you go -- better yet go -- better? republicans learn how to work with the president, they be things will get done faster. there would be faster growth in the economy. host: angela in georgia. from the 31 toso 50 category. deep in southwest georgia. agomember about 15 years when president george w. bush encouraged companies to thin work overseas and to emphasize we should have a service economy. college graduate, i have a degree in c
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
president's health care plan, millions of americans and their families have received insurance cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage may be obama cares next victim? what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, cost, benefit offerings, and provider debt works -- networks. >> i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. thework we have done on applications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania, in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefits of about 22 hundred dollars. there is a 90% reduction in benefits. we will see a decline in the medicare advantage to about 113,000 in sylvania is. are of concern. i am more troubled by the trajectory of the succeeding five years and the full cuts under the affordable care act. as to whether medicare banish for maine a viable option, and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i want to echo the statements that we heard in the opening remarks. the medicare population is so different than when medicare was originating. it is not population has multiple chronic cond
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
mandela he was loved. the only people that actually is --resident obama it president obama is black people and white people who are not racist. it was brutal what they did in south africa. the south africans and the united states african-americans went through the same thing. i hope someday the white people can come to reconciliations. this is the headline from the chicago tribune. a powerful voice of reconciliation. uniting a nation and captivating a world. if you're are just joining us or listening to us on c-span radio, we are getting your calls and reflections on the passing of nelson mandela. next is joe, new york, good morning. caller: it is amazing that a man could suffer so much and come out with so much good and so much charity in his heart. i salute him. i have to raise a question. ago, four to six months neil armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. i am astonished, but the president of the united states did not go to neil armstrong's funeral. how is that possible? you have an explanation? host: i do not. i know he did issue a statement on the passing of neil armstro
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
transformative as health care policy should never be forced on the american people on an embarrasscally unstudied and purely partisan basis the way president obama chose to proceed with the affordable care act. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from arizona rise? mrs. kirkpatrick: i ask unanimous condition sent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. kirkpatrick: i rise in favor of h.r. 3541 which authorizes medical facility leases for the department of veterans' affairs. i'm a co-sponsor of this bipartisan bill and i am pleased it will allocate $20 million for community based outpatient clinics in my home state of arizona. the phoenix v.a. health care system serves the majority of our veterans, more than 300,000 veterans reside in service area. aving an additional facility will help these men and women access the care they deserve. i thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for supporting this bill. helping our veterans isn't a parti
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
more cabinet members with phd's from american on hisities, more cabinet than president obama. [laughter] staff wasef of formerly the head of the chamber of commerce. iran's chief negotiator -- chief trade negotiator. >> but does that really make a difference, dr. brzezinski? is rouhani a different kind of leader? tom is talking about black, and lightck, black, black. >> i think that sort of defines it. he was part of the revolution. he appears to be also a person who has evolved with time and who has begun to think in somewhat of a different fashion. i think that is worthy of exploitation. moreover, and i think it is even more important, iran is changing. iran was swept up i a revolutionary passion -- by a revolutionary passion. resentment on foreign expectations, wrapped extreme interference in iranian internal affairs that united them in a nationalistic passion and self-assertion. 20 years following, misery and frustration, fundamentalist extremism, a significant part of the iranian population increasingly began to view this as a kind of reactionary counterproductive self-
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
president obama on and the income inequality. hosted by the center for american progress, this is a little less than our. -- an hour. [applause] good morning, good morning, everybody. thank you so much for being here. i want to thank you all for joining us. members of congress, members of the administration, mayor gray, as well as other mayors, and i want to thank the arc for hosting us. we are thrilled to have the president to discuss one of the greatest challenges of our times -- rising inequality. we are honored to do so as cap celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. i am proud of the many bold ideas we have had over the past decade, new ideas to grow the economy from the middle out, to expand health care to all americans, and to improve our schools. still thatuder behind all of these policies is a simple idea -- expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that no matter where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
millions of americans who are very unhappy for health options care under obama care. >> i am not surprised the majority leader wants to talk about health care. much of that legislation he is all the times the republican party has tried to repeal health care. clear thisake it will is a very positive though for the american people. the bill to which the gentle man refers covered less than 3 million people of the 30 million to 40 million people who have no insurance. tens of millions of people i predict by the middle of next going to be having coverage and health care insurance because we passed this bill. he is right. the rollout is terrible. in president is disappointed that. it is being worked on. he doesn't recall the rollout of the subscription drug hill. -- bill. medicaret recall that had a tough rollout for a couple years. i am not saying they don't believe it. there are people who say we ought to not have medicare. the fact of the matter is the health-care bill is going to work, but it is interesting that when you ask a specific question , it passed in a bipartisan fashion o
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
something that people can relate to. >> you talk about americans scared.rvous and being byron, they are. it seems like for a long time, stopped talking about the bush tax cuts. the rich are getting richer and poorer. are getter barack obama gets elected, the richer, the tting poor keep getting poorer. ack to 1973, the average wage for the american male has gone down in real dollars every 1973. year since a lot of that has to do with the act that we're more productive than ever, we have an i.t. revolution. if aw a statistic that said american factories were operating the same level of 1993, 20n they were in million to 30 million more be working today. how do we -- how do we alleviate the suffering d that so many working class americans. middle class americans feel they're being left behind getting rich do keep richer, the poor keep getting america, butjust in in the entire west. >> the same things that the said were the entirely different message than what came from the nominee in race.12 there's no doubt about that. two problems. hat alex said about marketing is right too. the actua
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
white house has -- president obama has tried -- alk a fine line between between being the first african-american president of and the president for all americans at which is what he has said he is. he is often asked by the caucus, by l black african-american supporters for is your agenda african-american communities in this country. where is your urban policy. things that help black people in this country. he has said, my policies are help all people, the economy is a central issue. improving economy improves everybody's lives. frustration a that's not quite resolved. it's extremely popular among between what ans he's doing specifically for it's communities, whether economic l, america, ty in urban college affordability, those are the issues he had to think about. on his part to be too closely identified as the first black president. still frightens people in this country. >> now to barbara from red rock, oklahoma on our line for republicans. barbara, you're on with scott wilson of "the washington post." good morning, guys. thank you for taking my call. i just want to say that i
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
american progressive movement and teddy roosevelt's campaign to win back the white house. colombian president juan manuel santos was in washington this week for talks with president obama. he spoke at the national press club about his country's free- trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with colombian rebels. this is one hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. i am a reporter for bloomberg news and the 106 president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists. we are committed to the future of our profession with programming such as this. we want to foster a free press worldwide. for more information, please visit our website at www.press.org. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those of you in our audience today. if you hear applause, i would note that members of the general public are also attending. it is not a lack of evidence of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welcome our c- span public radio audiences. you can follow the act
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
and not speaking for the american people. he wasn't speaking for insurance companies. this does make him a liar. i just want to talk about legacy. it can be before he leaves office or after. is going to rule obama and hillary. they were trying to protect votes through consistent lives using various people as spokespeople and also, the perception they did not need -- they were so successful in we do not have to increase security. the second issue, another 15 seconds and i'm done. the of audible care at is nothing more than a trojan horse , the getting reparations for slavery and the sins of the past. the conscience of white guilt all through wealth and redistribution. thank you and have a great day. >> if you want to pick up on some of the issues he brought up? >> benghazi will be a big issue for hillary clinton in particular if she runs for president. correctly thist was a country of libya the united states and benghazi in , that the united states put its military resources into to try to help and for it to turn around so quickly and become a place where an american ambassador and th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
of the inter- american dialogue for many years. i was co-vice chairman. then i had a very interesting and fruitful visit to the white house with president obama. i am here as his guest on an official visit. then i went to another group and spoke to the general assembly of the oas. i then went to speak with the head of the democratic party in the house, nancy pelosi. i spoke with members of the house in the democratic party and then i spoke with speaker boehner and a few of the republicans in the house. i have been working with some of them for many years. not only as foreign minister. -- not only as president now i , but also as foreign minister. now i am here. i had a dinner at the center for yesterdayi had a dinner at the center for american progress. it is a think tank. i'm having dinner tonight with the independent counsel. they have asked me to address them. what have been the main messages i have tried to convey to the u.s. officials and to the u.s. public? first, i would like to thank the u.s. government and both parties for the help that they have given us since we
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
together american and israeli leaders from all such as of government and society. secretary kerry will beginning this year's keynote address. next, remarks from another obama administration official. ericsson seki spoke at an event focusing on better in space when returning from active duty. >> thank you all very much. i'm very honored to be here at the not euro conference here. let me thank general barry mccaffrey for his many years of leadership in uniform and government and today in business. he and i have known each other for a long time, from our days as youngsters at west point. and so i would tell you without question barry mccaffrey is one of the best combat commanders to have come out of my generation of soldiers. [applause] my thanks as well to wes huddleston, your ceo for inviting me today. let me acknowledge judge robert russell. [applause] i still remember vividly my visit to your courtroom in 2009. and it is good to see you again, judge. other members of the judiciary, drug court professionals, drug mentors who make these courts innovative and successful, distinguish
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
campaign to win back the white house. later today on c-span3's american history television. >> there are tables out in front with pamphlets prior to entering the gun show. they are all how the government is trying to move away. the government is doing this and obama is doing that. those are the guys i wanted to talk to. this. they said who are you? i am an academic. doing research on these organizations and ideas to try to understand this. i study many believe the stuff. they say you look at me suspiciously and asked me questions. i said, look. here is what i am. i do not get it. i want to understand how you see the world. to understand your worldview. i will not convince you. that is off the table. >> downward mobility. racial and gender equality. the fears and rage of angry white men. >> online, we want to know what your favorite books were in 2013. go to book tv.org and enter the classroom. >> mike rogers and chris van hollen talk about syria and iran. .his is part of a recent event >> thank you. let me begin with the theme of the conference. the cooperation between moscow and washing
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
-- who comes with those values and those goals makes america more american. i also rise, mr. speaker, to talk about a place where immigration and health come together and i thank president obama for lifting the travel ban on those affected with h.i.v. -- infected with h.i.v. it had been my original intent to talk about world aids day, which we celebrated yesterday but i wanted to pay my respects to those fasting for immigration. our work on h.i.v.-aids has been a product of bipartisan cooperation in this congress over a long period of time. in the white house, though, first with president clinton, we increased the bilateral programs to fight aids and helped create, authorize and fund the global fund. then under the leadership of president bush we established pepfar and provided the necessary funding to ramp up emergency response to the crisis. president obama has strengthened those efforts and boosted our investments by law firming the national hiv-aids strategy. in addition to that, president obama announces that pepfar would not only reach its goal of providing treatment for six millio
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